Sports

  • Enright looking for turnaround in first year B8.42014.mhssb.thaemert.phatch

    Monty Enright has been around Manhattan High softball from the program’s very beginning in the late 1980s. Now he has the opportunity to lead it. Enright, who took over for Scott Mall last summer, will make his varsity head-coaching debut against Topeka High at Hummer Sports Park on Thursday ...

  • Weber named new Wamego football coach

    Wamego has named the next leader of its football program. The school has hired Lee Weber to be its next head football coach after former coach Dale Burkholder retired following last season. Weber has been a head coach for 16 years — most recently at Council Grove where he led the Braves ...

  • MHS tennis opens season at Rural

    With a loaded team of upperclassmen, Manhattan High boys’ tennis coach Joyce Allen used Tuesday’s season opening tournament at Washburn Rural to gauge the talents of several players outside of the returning group with state tournament experience. Of the seven players she took, four ended the day with a ...

  • MHS tennis loaded with upperclassmen Kirkland lambert.phatch

    After sending all six of its varsity members to the Class 6A state tennis meet last spring, head boys’ tennis coach Joyce Allen is looking to build on that performance and achieve even more this season. Allen, who took over the boys’ program last season, said she is more familiar ...

  • Area players named all-state by KBCA

    The Kansas basketball coaches association honored a few area players in its yearly all-state teams this week. Earning first team honors were Wamego’s Lanie Page (Class 4A-DI), Valley Heights’ Sidney Blackburn (1A-DI) and Rock Creek’s Caron Becker (4A-DII). Valley Height’s Elijah Smith was on the 1A-DI boys’ ...

  • MHK United wins title

    Playing up one age group in the 12-and-under division, the U11 MHK United boys soccer team won the championship last weekend at the April Fool’s Futbol Festival in Lawrence.  MHK United went 2-1 in pool play with a 5-1 victory over U12 Sporting Kaw Valley Juventus, a 2-1 ...

  • Indians fall at home to Blue Valley West, 3-2 1.phatch

    After blowing out Topeka High Thursday night at Bishop Stadium in its season opener, the Manhattan High girls’ soccer team found itself in a much closer battle Saturday afternoon against Blue Valley West. Ultimately, the Indians fell to the Jaguars 3-2 in double overtime. “It was a tough battle,” Manhattan ...

  • Indians swim to 4th-place finish at Manhattan Invitational Bussman 200medley.phatch

    After back-to-back meets on back-to-back days, Manhattan head swimming and diving coach Jerry Carpenter and his team were exhausted by the end of Friday night’s Manhattan Invitational at the KSU Natatorium. Following a sixth-place finish on Thursday in Emporia, the Indians finished fourth at their home invitational, finishing a ...

  • Wamego’s Page, Indians’ Mall take girls’ top honors Lpage.phatch

    While this season’s Flint Hills area girls’ basketball teams didn’t find as much success in the win/loss column as the unprecedented year before, the area still featured tons of talent and the drive to win despite a tougher road. This year’s All-Flint Hills player and coach ...

  • MHS’ McAtee, Mustangs’ Johnston headline boys’ picks

    Two boys’ basketball programs in the All-Flint Hills region put together outstanding seasons in 2014-15, so it’s fitting that each of them will come away from banner years with major awards. Pierson McAtee of Manhattan High captured the Mercury’s All-Flint Hills player of the year award, while Rock ...

  • Indians open season with easy 7-0 win over Topeka 5.phatch

    The Manhattan High School girls’ soccer team started out the season in dominating fashion Thursday night at Bishop Stadium. The Indians blew out Topeka High, 7-0. “We’re young so there were some first-game jitters,” Manhattan head coach Mike Sanchez said. “But it looks like they got them out pretty ...

  • MHS girls 1st, boys 2nd in track opener

    With plenty of youth to go around on both his girls’ and boys’ track and field teams, Manhattan High track coach Jesse Woodard was prepared to get back to the basics in Thursday’s season opener at the Topeka West Mid-Winter Relays. Despite having plenty of newcomers racing in their ...











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